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J.R. Dunn, right, of Sycamore, fishes for crappie at Elk City State Park Tuesday evening. Coves in the state park provide good crappie fishing most springs.
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J.R. Dunn, of Sycamore, fishes for crappie at Elk City State Park Tuesday evening. Coves in the state park provide good crappie fishing most springs.
Beau Schultz carries a nice crappie to a stringer Elk State Park.
Taylie McKlintic, 9, reels in a crappie at Elk City State Park with the help of her step-father, Beau Schultz.
A fisherman tries for crappie in the shallows at Elk City State Park. The park's coves and points can be some of the most productive springtime crappie areas at one of Kansas' top crappie reservoirs.
Taylie McKlintic with a pair of nice crappie caught Tuesday at Elk City State Park.
Elk City Reservoir is annually one of the top crappie lakes in Kansas. Some of the best are caught in Elk City State Park in the spring.
Fishermen try for crappie along the Elk River, near Elk City Reservoir.
Taylie McKlintic shows a crappie she caught while her brother, Bryor Schultz shies from his fish.
Jon Nagel, of Independence, tries for crappie Tuesday morning at Elk City State Park.
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